We stayed here on our first time trip to Savannah and enjoyed the beautiful surroundings and interior spaces very much. Everything was clean and immaculate and the service was impeccable. The gardens were beautiful and the gate that we walked in that led to our carriage house accommodations was covered in Confederate jasmine that had the most wonderful smell. On our arrival, we were greeted warmly and the desk attendant booked a carriage ride for us for the next day that picked us up right at the front door. Before we even arrived, we were sent a list of recommended restaurants and we chose to eat at choices from that list both nights of our stay. We were not disappointed with either choice and appreciated that little touch of hospitality. We stayed in the Conrad Aiken Room Room 502 which was in the carriage house. The room was at the top of the stairs and I was a bit surprised that it was much smaller than what is pictured on the website. The space was used very efficiently and there was plenty of room on both sides of the bed to walk around. We did not spend much time in the room except for sleeping so this was not a big deal. The bathroom was tiny but not uncomfortably so and it is ensuite which I noticed that some of the rooms in the carriage house did not have. Both the bath and the room were beautifully appointed and spotless. The water pressure was excellent and the towels were soft, thick and plentiful. We had turndown service and treats left on the pillow. There is a small window in that room but we could not figure out how to open it. If you are picky about mattresses you should know that the king bed in this room is actually two twin beds pushed together. There are separate box springs and mattresses with a padded overlay that turns them into a king. The bedding was comfortable except that there was a sag where the two beds came together. It makes it a bit difficult to get comfortable if you actually like to sleep with your spouse. We ended up on different sides of the bed both nights! Worth mentioning is that the carriage house has a lower level common room with a TV and sofa that can be used if things get to crowded in your room. There are books and magazines there and it looked to be quite comfortable. You can also go over to the main house and mingle with other guests in a beautifully appointed parlor where they serve coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon, wine in the evening and port at night as well as provide a good selection of local and national papers. We didn't mind signing up for a breakfast time though I wondered what we might have done if we had missed it. The breakfast was served by the owners of the house and they were both very pleasant and friendly and eager to make everyone comfortable. The breakfast was only fair in my opinion--- the fruit on the buffet was not fresh and the milk for the granola was not cold. The hot entree was very heavy and not warm enough. I would have preferred something simpler with a bit more protein on the plate--like plain old eggs and bacon/sausage. There is only one choice for breakfast. One interesting issue I had with the dining experience is that the dining chairs are too low--when you sit you are expecting to feel the bottom of the chair and it's about an inch lower than expected so you really plop down! I watched several people do this so I know it was not just me. Minor issue, but it's a little disorienting early in the morning. The decor of hotel is late 80's/early 90's big florals and color schemes (i.e. raspberry paint in the dining room, Laura Ashley prints) but it looks as fresh as the day it was put up and does fit the house nicely. The exterior is freshly painted and immaculate. We were told that this house was the model for the Haunted Mansion at Disney and we definitely saw the resemblance. This Inn was perfectly located for everything we wanted to do and we felt very safe here. It was very quiet at night although we could here people in the bathroom adjacent bathroom very clearly coming and going. We enjoyed our stay here and even though I am not a "bed and breakfast" person, this is the best experience I have had in one. We loved Savannah and appreciated the hospitality that was shown to us here. Thank you for a very nice stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience Southern hospitality at the elegant Hamilton-Turner Inn on beautiful Lafayette Square in the center of Savannah's historic district. The Inn has 17 guestrooms and suites. Some accommodations offer romantic fireplaces, whirlpool spa baths and spectacular views of the park. Each day enjoy these complimentary culinary services: full gourmet southern breakfast, tea and sweets in the afternoon, evening wine and hors d'oeuvres, late evening port, and bedtime sweet with turndown service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hamilton Turner Hotel Savannah